US to Help Indonesia Develop Gas Infrastructure
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) June 15 awarded a grant to Nusatama Properta Panbil to support the development of gas infrastructure in Indonesia.
USTDA said it will fund a feasibility study to evaluate the development of an LNG receiving terminal, as well as storage and transshipment facilities on Asam Island. USTDA’s engagement will also create export opportunities for US suppliers of LNG technology, it added.
“For decades, USTDA has helped partners like Indonesia plan priority gas infrastructure, and our project will provide critical resources to western Indonesia and explore expanded options for inter-island gas transportation,” USTDA acting director Thomas R. Hardy said.
The proposed terminal and related facilities will receive and process LNG for onward inter-island transportation, pipeline injection, or as a marine bunkering fuel, depending upon the final recommendations of the feasibility study.
“We are a regional company with a vision of becoming an international player, and we hope to work with USTDA and US companies to grow the energy sector in the region,” said Patrick Aritonang, director of Nusatama Properta Panbil.
The study is a project of USTDA's US Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative and the Administration's Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE), which strengthen energy security and expand energy access in partner countries.